Jada Pinkett Smith Showed Up To Gotham Audition With a Man on a Leash

I’m still feeling out Fox’s new Gotham show, but I can definitely say that the highlight of the show so far is Fish Mooney, the ruthless queenpin contender that is made of 100% certified organic allure, played by Jada Pinkett Smith. Mooney is not in Batman canon, but after reading how Pinkett Smith auditioned for the role, I can confidently say the character is in good hands.

At Paleyfest yesterday (which also saw the reunion of the cast from The Wire), she dished, via Vulture:

The first time she met Cannon for an audition, Pinkett Smith said she showed up dressed in a long, flowing gown, with her short, black Mooney wig and a young man on a leash in tow. He was shirtless and had “LIAR” scrawled across his forehead in lipstick. “I said, ‘Forget it, instead of talking about who Fish Mooney is, let me just show you,'” said Pinkett Smith. “I went method.” Thus, a monster was born.

That is amazing and terrifying and amazing. Yo, Shia. Take notes.

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